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St. Pierre pleased with parish’s response to storm
September 09, 2008 at 8:46 am
Parish President V.J. St. Pierre feels that the parish did a good job before, during and after Hurricane Gustav, though there are some things he hopes are improved next time around.

Parish strives to pick up debris before Ike
September 09, 2008 at 8:45 am
Debris pickup began on Sept. 8 in St. Charles, and the parish hopes to have all of it off the streets soon because of the potential danger of Hurricane Ike.

Three parish residents die because of Hurricane Gustav
September 09, 2008 at 8:43 am
The St. Charles Parish Coroner's Office confirms that there were three deaths associated with Hurricane Gustav, but says those figures could change. An office spokesman released the names of the known victims Monday morning.

Sheriff’s Office reports 23 break-ins occur during storm
September 09, 2008 at 8:42 am
The St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office says that there have been 23 break-ins since most of the area evacuated because of Hurricane Gustav.

Entergy workers have been all over the parish trying to get power restored to the area. Entergy says that a majority of the parish now has power
September 09, 2008 at 8:42 am
Entergy now estimates there are about 500 customers in St. Charles Parish left without power today, according to Renee Allemand, the parish’s public information officer. That is down from a high of 30,000 customers without power at the beginning of this event on Sept. 1, spokesman Doug Rhodes said this morning.

Parish releases tentative evacuation timeline
August 29, 2008 at 9:22 am
The latest track for Tropical Storm Gustav takes the storm onshore over Terrebone Parish Tuesday morning as a powerful Category 3 hurricane.

Parish releases tentative evacuation timeline
August 29, 2008 at 9:22 am
The latest track for Tropical Storm Gustav takes the storm onshore over Terrebone Parish Tuesday morning as a powerful Category 3 hurricane.

Tropical Storm Gustav Parish Advisory
August 29, 2008 at 5:52 am
The latest track for Tropical Storm Gustav takes the storm onshore over Terrebone Parish Tuesday morning as a powerful Category 3 hurricane. Models show storm surges could top 13 feet on the West Bank of St. Charles Parish, and officials are preparing for the worst. All residents should be taking steps to secure their homes and prepare for evacuation.

Early morning wreck holds up traffic for hours Early morning wreck holds up traffic for hours
August 28, 2008 at 11:47 am
A two-vehicle wreck occurred on Highway 90 early this morning after a Chevrolet Suburban appeared to U-Turn directly into a garbage truck, according to witness reports.

Attorney Andrew Lemmon(above) looks at the devastation caused in his home. Lemmon has since started an organization to help fellow Katrina victims. Hahnville lawyer ‘Reaches Out’ to America to help more than a thousand Hurricane Katrina victims
August 27, 2008 at 6:26 pm
Three years ago, Hurricane Katrina dismantled lives all across New Orleans. Millions were forced to evacuate and most people still haven't recovered from the deadliest storm in United States History.

Ed Reed River Parish Jamboree Moved to Thursday, Aug. 28
August 27, 2008 at 1:07 pm
The Ed Reed River Parish Jamboree hosted by the Hahnville High School Fighting Tigers has been moved to Thursday, Aug. 28.

Lack of produce forces West Bank market to close temporarily
August 27, 2008 at 12:41 pm
Organizers of the German Coast Farmer’s Market have been forced to temporarily close shop at their West Bank market due to inclement weather conditions and lack of fall produce.

Insurance cost makes River Parishes a tough sell for employers
August 27, 2008 at 12:40 pm
While 32.8 percent of the residents that live in St. Charles work inside the parish, employers in the River Parishes have difficulty recruiting personnel from outside the region, according to a recent labor market analysis for the area.

St. Pierre wants lobbyist to bring home the bacon
August 27, 2008 at 8:58 am
Parish President V.J. St. Pierre has asked the council to approve the hiring of a lobbyist to help the parish get more money from the federal government for parish projects.
Former Lafourche Parish President Richard Egle is St.

Turf fields ready for debut Turf fields ready for debut
August 27, 2008 at 8:58 am
Staring out at the new turf football fields at Destrehan and Hahnville gives one the feeling of looking at a mirage.

Parish ACT scores drop
August 27, 2008 at 8:58 am
Louisiana's class of 2008 is more college ready than any of the state's previous graduating classes, but while the state as a whole may have excelled in the ACT, St. Charles Parish took a step backwards.

Parish residents need to keep a close eye on Hurricane Gustav, which could be near New Orleans by Labor Day. Residents need to plan an evacuation route just in case. Get ready for Gustav
August 27, 2008 at 8:58 am
Although it's too early to tell where Hurricane Gustav will make landfall, Tab Troxler, director of the parish’s Emergency Operations Center, says he's a little nervous about this one. In fact, he has already activated his family’s emergency plan in case they have to evacuate.

While visiting the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, WWII veterans watch the changing of the guard before laying a wreath. Parish WWII veterans being recruited for special trip
August 27, 2008 at 8:55 am
St. Charles Parish’s World War II veterans are being recruited to take a trip they'll never forget. Louisiana Honor Air wants to fly veterans to Washington, D.C. to view the World War II Monument and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

Lightning strike blamed for Luling blaze
Lightning strike blamed for Luling blaze
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A Luling family is picking up the pieces after a massive fire potentially caused by a lightning strike engulfed and destroyed their home Sunday night.

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